South India to Get Another Vande Bharat Express on Chennai- Coimbatore Route

PM Narendra Modi to Flag Off this Semi-High-Speed Train with Modern Amenities on April 08, 2023, in Tamil Nadu.

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NEW DELHI(Metro Rail News): South India is gearing up for the launch of another Vande Bharat Express, which is expected to be operational on the route of Chennai- Coimbatore. On April 08, 2023, this semi-high-speed indigenous built train will be flagged off by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Tamil Nadu.

The Railway Board has requested ICF (Integral Coach Factory) in Chennai through a letter dated March 20, 2023, to supply the Southern Railway zone with the 10th rake of Vande Bharat ver-2, having 16 coaches.

Following the Vande Bharat Trains on Mysuru-Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Chennai Central and Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam routes, it is going to be the third train in the region which will be operated by the Southern Railway zone. 

So far, there is a total of 10 Vande Bharat Trains, which are operational on different routes across India. This Semi-high-speed train with modern amenities is gaining attraction by the commuters as it will reduce the time travel by 25 to 45 percent. It has a top speed of 180 Kmph while its operational speed is 130kmph making it the fastest train in the country.

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